Accidents

Seth Blackburn is recovering in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops from a serious dirt bike accident on April 11, 2021 in which he was impaled by a small tree top. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm teen recovering from horrific dirt bike crash

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help family while one parent unable to work

 

Janel and Tanner Currie pose with their daughter. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man lucky to be alive after snowmobile accident near Enderby

Tanner Currie had to have part of his leg amputated after 20-foot fall in the backcountry

 

Highway 97A 6 km north of Enderby is closed in both directions Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, due to a vehicle incident. (RCMP photo)

One taken to hospital in Hwy 97A crash north of Enderby

Lumber truck spills load; road to be closed until evening, says RCMP

 

Highway 97A 6 km north of Enderby is closed in both directions Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, due to a vehicle incident. (RCMP photo)

One taken to hospital in Hwy. 97A crash north of Enderby

Lumber truck spills load; road to be closed until evening, says RCMP

Highway 97A 6 km north of Enderby is closed in both directions Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, due to a vehicle incident. (RCMP photo)
Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)

Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
A fundraising campaign has been created by friends and family of Samuel White, an Okanagan man who was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near Enderby Dec. 29, 2020. (GoFundMe photo)

Funds sought for Okanagan man seriously injured in snowmobile accident

Samuel White may never regain the ability to walk after incident at Hunters Range near Enderby

A fundraising campaign has been created by friends and family of Samuel White, an Okanagan man who was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near Enderby Dec. 29, 2020. (GoFundMe photo)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
Allcare Chiropractic and Laser on 34th Avenue in downtown Vernon suffered damage Monday morning, July 27, after a vehicle crashed into the building. (Cameron Grant photo)

Vehicle crashes into Okanagan chiropractic office

Damage done to window and bricks, along with an outside planter at Vernon facility

Allcare Chiropractic and Laser on 34th Avenue in downtown Vernon suffered damage Monday morning, July 27, after a vehicle crashed into the building. (Cameron Grant photo)
Three children are dead following a incident involving a tractor. Image: Canadian Press

Canada Day tractor incident kills three children, injures seven in Quebec

The tractor driver has been arrested following the accident

Three children are dead following a incident involving a tractor. Image: Canadian Press
Southbound traffic on Highway 97 near the Vernon Army Camp is single-lane only after a semi went into the ditch Tuesday, June 9, just before 10:15 a.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Semi lands in ditch past Vernon’s Hospital Hill

WATCH: Traffic is single-lane only southbound as crews deal with scene

Southbound traffic on Highway 97 near the Vernon Army Camp is single-lane only after a semi went into the ditch Tuesday, June 9, just before 10:15 a.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A BC Air Ambulance transported two drivers to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision on Highway 97A near Enderby Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Serious vehicle incident closes Highway 97 near Falkland

DriveBC says an assessment is underway; delays expected

A BC Air Ambulance transported two drivers to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision on Highway 97A near Enderby Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Photo submitted)
Users of the Okanagan Rail Trail are reminded to use caution when exploring areas off the trail after a woman fell on a hill and broken bones in her leg. (Regional District North Okanagan photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail mishap sends mother to hospital

Woman suffers broken bones in leg after fall on slope on Mother’s Day

Users of the Okanagan Rail Trail are reminded to use caution when exploring areas off the trail after a woman fell on a hill and broken bones in her leg. (Regional District North Okanagan photo)
Simon-Pierre Houde. (Contributed)

Summerland worker identified as victim in fatal highway accident

Accident occurred on evening of May 1 near Peachland

Simon-Pierre Houde. (Contributed)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Pedestrian hit by vehicle at Vernon roundabout

Incident occurred near the Schubert Centre around 10:30 a.m. Saturday

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Black Press File Photo. Image: Phil McLachlan.

Cyclist hit by semi truck in Vernon

Cyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries; police investigating

Black Press File Photo. Image: Phil McLachlan.
Two injured in semi truck incident on Trans Canada Highway Feb. 13

Two injured in semi truck incident on Trans Canada Highway Feb. 13

One was pinned between a semi and a plow when another semi hit the wreckage

Two injured in semi truck incident on Trans Canada Highway Feb. 13
A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)

Man in ‘serious condition’ after falling from roof in Okanagan

The incident occurred at 10:11 a.m., according to B.C. Emergency Health Services

A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)
A semi truck rolled on Highway 97A Jan. 31, near Mara Lake between Sicamous and Vernon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)                                A semi truck rolled on Highway 97A Jan. 31, near Mara Lake between Sicamous and Vernon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
A semi truck rolled on Highway 97A Jan. 31, near Mara Lake between Sicamous and Vernon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)                                A semi truck rolled on Highway 97A Jan. 31, near Mara Lake between Sicamous and Vernon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)

Former Shuswap resident killed in Alberta accident was expectant father

Geordie Murray described as ‘wonderful husband, brother son and friend’

Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)
Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)

Former Shuswap resident killed in Alberta accident was expectant father

Geordie Murray described as ‘wonderful husband, brother son and friend’

Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)